Accident Database

Report ID# 929

  • Foot Entrapment
  • Does not Apply
  • Other

Accident Description

The Poudre River near Fort Collins, Colorado was the site of a rafting fatality on the afternoon of July 21st. According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, Jason Powell, 30, flipped his two-man raft in the "Bridges" section (III-IV) at low water. His partner swam ashore, but Mr. Powell caught his foot while wading. He could stand for a while, but after a lengthy struggle he was pushed underwater. Kayakers and commercial raft guides tried to set up a stabilization line, but they were unsuccessful.

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